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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,354 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 485 18.9 16.6-21.5 326 11.2 9.5-13.0 2,237 56.1 53.3-58.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,054 252 11.9 9.9-14.3 421 17.6 15.2-20.3 286 11.0 9.3-13.0 2,095 59.4 56.5-62.4
No 294 53 26.0 18.0-35.9 64 27.9 20.3-36.8 39 12.1 7.8-18.4 138 34.1 26.9-42.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 935 86 16.5 12.0-22.1 123 19.1 14.2-25.2 76 7.6 5.6-10.2 650 56.8 51.0-62.5
Overweight 1,256 105 11.8 8.8-15.7 189 17.9 14.8-21.6 108 11.4 8.6-14.9 854 58.9 54.4-63.3
Obese 942 91 14.2 10.6-18.7 141 19.8 15.5-24.8 116 13.5 10.4-17.4 594 52.5 47.4-57.6
History of CVD**
Yes 649 52 11.8 7.8-17.7 74 12.4 8.6-17.4 64 9.7 7.0-13.3 459 66.1 59.7-71.9
No 2,667 250 14.2 11.8-17.0 402 20.2 17.5-23.1 258 11.5 9.6-13.7 1,757 54.1 51.0-57.2
Binge Drinker
No 2,802 223 11.9 9.7-14.6 383 17.3 14.9-20.0 271 11.4 9.6-13.5 1,925 59.4 56.2-62.5
Yes 307 59 25.0 18.0-33.6 69 26.7 19.6-35.2 26 9.4 5.2-16.4 153 38.9 31.6-46.7
Heavy Drinker
No 2,951 259 13.7 11.4-16.3 430 18.9 16.4-21.6 278 11.2 9.4-13.2 1,984 56.3 53.2-59.3
Yes 155 21 13.8 7.9-23.1 20 13.2 6.9-23.7 16 10.3 5.6-18.1 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 426 59 19.6 13.0-28.5 76 19.8 14.1-27.1 48 13.7 9.3-19.7 243 46.9 39.3-54.6
No 2,910 244 13.0 10.9-15.6 408 18.9 16.4-21.7 276 10.9 9.2-12.9 1,982 57.2 54.1-60.2
Current Asthma
Yes 281 29 16.3 9.4-26.9 39 14.7 9.5-22.0 26 10.0 5.5-17.6 187 59.0 49.3-68.0
No 3,055 277 13.6 11.4-16.2 445 19.4 16.9-22.1 299 11.3 9.6-13.3 2,034 55.7 52.7-58.6
Diabetes
Yes 634 32 5.1 3.1- 8.1 77 14.3 10.3-19.4 52 9.7 6.6-14.1 473 70.9 65.1-76.1
No 2,714 274 15.6 13.1-18.4 407 19.8 17.1-22.7 272 11.4 9.6-13.6 1,761 53.2 50.1-56.3
Disability
Yes 1,164 93 11.8 8.5-16.0 163 15.5 12.1-19.7 115 12.3 9.3-16.1 793 60.4 55.5-65.2
No 2,057 201 14.7 12.0-17.9 308 20.6 17.6-23.9 192 10.5 8.6-12.8 1,356 54.2 50.6-57.7

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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